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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Re: Whore on Blu ray
« Last post by Rosebud on September 08, 2022, 07:09:45 AM »
I just received and watched the new "Whore" blu ray and am pretty impressed by the obvious amount of love and care that was put into it. The film looks better than I have ever seen it.  It's actually the first time I've watched the movie in its proper proportions.  And quite a bit of interesting stories, tidbits, and analyses come out of the various special features. Teresa Russell is extremely honest in her interview when talking about her life and career.  It's good to know she mostly has fond memories of "Whore."  It's definitely a must have for any Ken Russell fan.
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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Re: Music Videos by Jon Sorensen
« Last post by Iain Fisher on September 08, 2022, 01:23:10 AM »
Do you cover Alien Blood- I hope so !!!
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Sarah Kane discussion / Monologue from Crave
« Last post by Iain Fisher on September 07, 2022, 09:30:51 PM »
A monologue from Crave by Christopher Tester.  He brings out beauty and optimism within Kane's plays
https://www.tiktok.com/@chrisnaturallyrp/video/7085795039170874629?is_from_webapp=v1&item_id=7085795039170874629
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Steven Berkoff discussion / Re: They Shall Not Pass: The Battle of Cable Street
« Last post by Iain Fisher on September 03, 2022, 11:04:25 PM »
The performance returns to Yarm on 20 Sept 2022.

More details are here
http://www.iainfisher.com/berkoff/berkoff-news.html
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Athol Fugard discussion / My Children! My Africa! in USA CT plus discussion
« Last post by Iain Fisher on September 03, 2022, 10:21:33 PM »
HartBeat Ensemble presents My Children! My Africa! from 9 Oct- 9 Sept 2022 at Carriage House Theater, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.

Directed by Melanie Dreyer-Lude and the performers are Brianna Joy Ford, Jelani Pitcher and Godfrey L. Simmons Jr.

"The great South African playwright Athol Fugard confronts the tragedy of apartheid in this compelling tale set in a segregated township in 1984. In the face of increasing racial tension, a humble and humane black teacher attempts to persuade his best (and most charismatic) student that education, not violence, is the answer to South Africa’s problems".

As well there is ENCOUNTERS: My Children! My Africa! "a special dialogue event that features small group discussions, on critical questions about the play, as well as feedback and engagement".  It is on 12 Oct 2022.

More details are here.
http://www.iainfisher.com/fugard/fugard-news.html


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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Re: Top Ten British Directors
« Last post by Iain Fisher on August 27, 2022, 10:47:32 PM »
I forgot about Lean, Roeg and Reed who I like.

It is like all top 10s, you end up with 25.
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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Re: Top Ten British Directors
« Last post by Rosebud on August 27, 2022, 08:28:23 PM »
I also would include Tony Richardson and John Schlesinger. I’m sure there’s others I’m forgetting.
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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Re: Top Ten British Directors
« Last post by Rosebud on August 27, 2022, 08:25:29 PM »
Also, I don’t see David Lean, Nic Roeg, Lindsay Anderson, and Carol Reed. I guess feel they need to include a few current movie makers. Still, they had enough sense to include Ken.
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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Top Ten British Directors
« Last post by Iain Fisher on August 27, 2022, 07:10:44 PM »
This seems to be from a poll by Vu Cinema, but the Top 10 British Directors of All Time are
Alfred Hitchcock
Ridley Scott
Richard Attenborough
Danny Boyle
Ken Loach
Christopher Nolan
Mike Leigh
Sam Mendes
Steve McQueen
Ken Russell


Where are:
  • Michael Powell
  • James Whale- he filmed in Hollywood but was British- Frankenstein/ Bride of Frankenstein/ The Invisible Man
  • Charlie Chaplin

The article is here
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/entertainment/news/these-are-the-50-greatest-british-films-of-all-time-as-chosen-by-the-public/ar-AA117KCd?ocid=msedgntp&pc=W078&cvid=b2411313bdb97ac0c99e80a43f85989b
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Savage Messiah: Ken Russell / Re: Whore on Blu ray
« Last post by Rosebud on August 27, 2022, 06:17:15 AM »
Once I get it, I'll write a short overview.  I'm really excited for the Theresa Russell interview.
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